The topic of the dissertation for bachelor’s degree is concerned with the planning of premises for the needs of the “Hospitality Home of minors, and Youth Centre” in the area of Nea Ionia, Volos. The main concern is the creation of places to accommodate structures and services, which will serve as a substitute for family and as preparation for their placement in the community.
It concerns children of the Prefecture of Magnesia of the age of 6-18 years, mainly girls, whereas, in case of brothers and sisters, there is no separation of sexes. The program includes a hall of residence, classrooms, rooms for laboratories, expositions, voluntary programs and support of parents and family.
The plot of land, which is studied, lies in the developing area of Kserokampos in Nea Ionia, Volos, near the exit to Ring Road.
The planning is very clear and follows the general architectural “neatness” and strictness, which are the characteristics of the area. Volumes of buildings, perpendicular to each other, are met at the north-east side of the plot, separating the “square” from the two central roads, and leave it open to the small street and the school.
The placement of the buildings was determined a) by the dynamics of the roads which include the plot of land, which is being planned for building, b) by the uses of the opposite buildings and c) by the orientation of the plot of land.
The volumes of buildings are developed at three levels in the plot and their interior hides different services, thing that justifies the occupation of space of each volume in the composition.
A compact plate that seems to float in the air, includes in its interior the services of the Hospitality Home of Minors, whereas its holed “epidermis” creates games of shading and of light in the internal as well as the external spaces, giving the minor a sense of protection, because it functions as a filter against undesired glances coming from the external environment. The services are divided into three zones: the “zone of the night”, the “zone of the day” and the “zone of auxiliary spaces”.
An intermediate floor, connecting the “open with the closed”, can function as a courtyard for the children of the program.